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Nov 28, 2012 6:40 PM by Lacey Steele

Independent GED teacher teaches out of love, not for money

You may not realize what's going on inside Northside Christian Church in Pueblo.

We have one of Your Stories on a teacher who's helping some adults with a second chance in life.

In the basement of the church, Scott Lambert spends hours teaching and helping students earn their GED.

"I've done teaching at all levels, this is the one I enjoy the most," said Lambert.

Lambert says it's about the students and making a difference in their lives.

"I would loan them books, and I would pay for their class if they couldn't afford the class," said Lambert.

All this on the $300 a month Lambert makes.

"My wife is very good to me in terms of not being on my case about how much money I'm making," said Lambert. "My wife has a teacher's salary, and we don't have kids.">

The GED test has five parts.

"A science, a social studies, a reading, a writing, and a math part," said Lambert.

He says the math is the hardest.

Many of the books are falling apart, but it's not how they look, it's what inside.

Still, Lambert hopes to someday get a grant to keep the program going.

Last year he graduated eight students in the programs first run.

"They're the type of people I'm talking about that have really changed their lives for the better," said Lambert.

He's expecting to graduate more than 20 this year, and they're all grateful.

In fact that's how we learned about Scott when they wrote on our Facebook page saying If they won Powerball they'd give it all to him.

"They're just good folks, and I'll never be able to pay them back for how good they've been to me," said Lambert.

A true testament of a grateful teacher and thankful students.

Lambert says he's thankful to Northside Christian Church for allowing him to use their basement.

There will be a graduation ceremony held at the church on the evening of December 20 at six.

This is one of Your Stories we love to share.

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